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Injuries to horses at stables in South Petherton under investigation

Injuries to one of the horses
Injuries to one of the horses

We’re investigating an incident at stables in the Pitway Hill area of South Petherton in which two horses were injured.

The horses, one female and one male, suffered cuts on their faces caused by a sharp object, possibly a knife, sometime between 10pm on Wednesday 4 December and 8.45am the following day.

Both horses needed emergency treatment, including stitches and staples, and they are on continuing medication.

PCSO Nikolaus Burge, from the neighbourhood team, said: “This is a very disturbing attack on two horses for no apparent motive.

“While offences like this are very rare, we’d encourage horse owners in the area to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police.

“If you’ve seen or heard anything suspicious around the Pitway Hill area of South Petherton on the night of the incident, or the days before, or are aware of any similar incidents which haven’t been reported to the police, please contact us via our website – or call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5219281331.